1916 Centenary Chapel at Glasnevin Cemetery competition

The competition is an open, one stage design contest for an architect-led design team. It would be the intention of the promoters to appoint the winning team, but the promoters reserve the right to make separate, individual and different appointments other than that of the architect/architectural practice. The promoters reserve the right to invite shortlisted practices to enter a second stage of the competition should that be desirable.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Sacred
Country Ireland
RegDeadline 29 November 2013 GoogleCal iCal
18 December 2013 GoogleCal
Eligibility This competition is open to persons who are currently included on the Irish Register of Architects; those who are eligible to register without further assessment on the basis of the EU qualifications directive 2005/36/EC ; those who are established in an

Glasnevin Trust is the largest provider of funeral services in Ireland. The Trust is run by an Executive Management Committee governed by the Dublin Cemeteries Committee established in 1828 by Daniel O’Connell. The Trust’s mission is as handed down by Daniel O’Connell “to bury people of all religions and none”. The Trust administers five cemeteries around Dublin. Glasnevin Cemetery was opened in 1832 on the Finglas Road with St. Paul’s Cemetery opened in 1900 on the opposite side of Finglas Road.

Glasnevin Trust wishes to develop the 1916 Centenary Chapel to commemorate, in particular the 232 people who died during the 1916 Rising and who are buried in a mass grave on the site in St. Paul’s Cemetery, as well as all others who lost their lives in those events. The Chapel is to be for all denominations and will primarily accommodate ceremonies held before a cremation.

It should also relate to the existing 1916 monument on the site. The building should be of high quality, built of materials that are durable and will have a feeling of permanence.

Glasnevin 1916 Centenary Chapel, a concept of peace and contemplation.

The Centenary Chapel should be a peaceful, contemplative space which will commemorate those who lost their lives in the 1916 Rising on one hand, while creating a space in modern times where one can grieve for and remember the recently deceased. It should be a place of commemoration and contemplation and to a degree, a place of happy memories and celebration of what has been achieved in a life.

The winning entrant shall be paid an honorarium of €10,000.00. The payment to the winner shall be regarded as an instalment on fees for the project.

Entry Fee

Glasnevin Trust

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